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“Very good hotel on 5 minutes of Vatican”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Cantico

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Il Cantico
Ranked #184 of 1,290 Hotels in Rome
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Damme, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good hotel on 5 minutes of Vatican”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

The room was very modern, well equiped and clean.
Nice breakfast with excellent chocolate cake :)
Good restaurant for dinner. Friendly staff.
5 - 10 minutes from Vatican / 30 - 40 minutes from ancient Rome by foot.
Friendly staff.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Rooms very modern but compact as standard for European hotels, breakfast was good, buffet had variety . Lack of WIFI in room could only use computer in the foyer. We had to leave our bags as the room wasn't ready when we arrived, when we returned we had to take our luggage to the room ourselves, would have expected them to have already been delivered when the room was ready.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The hotel is just around the corner from the Vatican. Okay, it's a ten minute walk and the hotel is at the top of a steep hill but it's about as close as you're gonna get. The room is quite small, one very small desk with no drawers, anywhere. Flat screen TV on the wall 'cause there's nowhere else to put it. Small bathroom but large shower with dual folding doors that are hard to keep from leaking water out to the floor. They have free WiFi which is nice for us USA travelers to keep in touch with family back in the states. If you came to see the Vatican, and want repeat visits, this is go good place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

I was there for a conference in June 2014 and had a wonderful experience. The place is ideally located to the Vatican and it has all the amenities you need for a conference. Rooms are modern and beautiful (though small as all rooms in Italian hotels) and the decor is inspired by St. Francis' song (hence the name: il cantico, the song)
They have a great roof terrace for events with a spectacular view of St. Peter's.
The bar is wonderful, with gelato and great drinks. really perfect.
the foos is good, not spectacular, but good.
pricing is very reasonable for the location and quality.
And the staff is super friendly and helpful - they give the Franciscan family a great name!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the back are quieter, but noise is not really an issue.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Have just spent four nights at the Fransiscan-owned Il Cantico, a beautifully renovated former orphanage with lovely gardens and a rooftop with Vatican views. The rooms are small but comfortable. However, there was very little storage space (no drawers) and we had trouble negotiating the tiny bathroom. Our room had a large, lovely balcony (although not much in the way of a view) where we spent the evenings enjoying a cold drink after a hectic day of sightseeing. If you are relatively fit, quite a lot of what Rome has to offer is within walking distance. Otherwise, the number 64 bus will get you to the centre of things. The buffet breakfast , which was quite good, was served in the lovely restaurant, which has a large outside area. There is also a really nice cafe/bar which serves great coffee, again with a lovely outside area. There are quite a few restaurants, cafes and bars nearby but most of the good stuff is on the other side of the river. Ask for a room with a balcony.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

il Cantico was the first of 7 hotels we stayed at on our Trafalgar Tour - Best of Italy. It is a very nice cozy hotel. The rooms are on the small side as were all but one of the hotel rooms on our trip. One advantage with our room was that the bed was on a platform and I could slide my open suitcase underneath so it wasn't in the way. The room was very clean and neat. Another thing we liked was the water dispenser outside the rooms that dispensed both chilled still and sparkling water - a very nice feature that no other hotel had.
The buffet breakfast were excellent with many different foods available, eggs, bacon (pancetta/proscuitto ??), fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt and many kinds of pastries. Dinner was also very good, excellent risotto to start, entree was good but small compared to American restaurant portions.
This hotel has a great location and is within walking distance of the Vatican which you can see from the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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North Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

The hotel is modern, the staff helpful , the rooms clean and large enough..the hotel is within waking distance to the Vatican , close by taxi..If walking the hotel is one street up that is rather steep ...the hotels restaurant has a variety of good food and the wait staff friendly...

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Il Cantico
Address: Via del Cottolengo, 50, Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #184 of 1,290 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Cantico 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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